Period
to 26 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Tester
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 95 86
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.70% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.73% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Birmingham median daily rate £438 £360 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +24.14% -31.76%
10th Percentile £311 £339 £270
90th Percentile £481 £366 £442
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,233 1,502 1,239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.61% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 1,011 795
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +12.20%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £222
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 44
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.87% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £10.33 £8.85 £10.82
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.50 £36.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.93 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -20.35% +19.40% +11.67%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Tester in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Birmingham

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) OOP
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SDET
5 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (25.00%) Taurus
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Protractor
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) Taurus
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) SDET
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) API Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
2 1 (12.50%) Java 8
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) QA